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3.12 Help! My Child Doesn’t Like to Read

I hear it all the time… Ashley, HELP! My child does not like to read! In this episode,  I’m sharing three pieces of advice for what you can do if your child has said that they don’t like reading. Stay tuned until the end and pay close attention to #3. I think it might surprise […]

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3.11 How to Support Skills Development in Your Everyday Routines with Melissa Wood

In this episode, I’m joined by Melissa Wood.  Melissa Wood studied elementary and early childhood education, as well as early childhood special education. She has been in the field for nearly 20 years and has a passion for child development. She finds her current role as the Early Education Director for a Supervisory Union in […]

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3.6 Practical Tips for Working on Reading Comprehension at Home

Developing strong reading comprehension skills is critical to overall reading success. Often, students struggle with mastering comprehension skills. If you are a parent who wants to know how you can work with your child on reading comprehension at home, this episode is for you! Tune in for my top five practical and easy-to-implement tips for […]

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3.4 Book Trailers: What They Are and Why I Love Them!

Have you heard of book trailers? They’re really fun!  In this solo episode, we’re covering what they are and why I love them! Tune in to this episode for…  My top three reasons to use book trailers with your kids and students. A fun bonus activity to work on with your students or kids. A […]

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Episode #21 – How and Why it’s Important to Develop an Independent Reading Habit

Today, we’re going to talk about independent reading and how and WHY you should work with your child to develop this habit. You may be wondering what I even mean when I say independent reading. Independent reading is when your child is reading on their own with no assistance from you. Oftentimes, students who independently […]

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Episode #20 – Helping Your Child Pick a Just Right Book

Have you ever wondered how to help your child pick a book? Maybe you’re worried that the books they are picking are too hard or too easy. You’re not alone.  It’s easy to get overwhelmed when you’re standing in a bookstore or library. I get asked all the time, “How do I know if my […]

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Episode #19 – How to Raise a Reader

If you’ve been on social media recently, you’ve probably seen the hashtag #raisingreaders. Maybe, it has you wondering what exactly it means to raise a reader. Maybe, you’re also wondering how you can raise a reader, too? That’s exactly what I want to talk to you about this week.  In this episode, I’ll answer two […]

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Episode #18 – How to Keep Your Kids Reading All Summer

This past week on Facebook I saw a mom ask the following question, “Parents of readers – how do you go about keeping your kids reading all summer?” Now, I know if there is one person out there asking this question, there are likely many more wondering the same thing. In today’s episode, I’m going […]

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Episode #17 – 3 Reasons to Watch Movies this Summer

In this solo episode, I chat about one of my favorite subjects, children’s books, and movies! It’s another great tool for combating the dreaded summer slide. My house is screen-friendly, my kids play video games and have screen time. But, it’s also important to me that we make the screen time connect to learning. In our […]

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